Hanvon Slate Vs. iPad Video

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Since Microsoft’s Steve Ballmer’s announced that their ipad killer would in fact be tablet computers running the Windows OS, the same approach they’ve been failing at for nearly ten years, we’ve been watching closely for comparisons between iPads and tablet PCs.

Of course, it’s a tricky task, because every time Ballmer stands up and announces a tablet device running Windows, the damn things get canceled.

Well, here’s a video comparing a tablet that snuck out to market with an iPad.

Considering the nature of the Apple Vs. PC debate, and the fact that, well, this is the internet, the video is surprisingly unbiased, although since it’s still YouTube the commenters supply the bias, vulgarity and immaturity in spades.

Ultimately, what I’m taking away from the video is that both devices handle tasks competently, with the Hanvon Slate offering users full OS access and the iPad aiming towards a more slick, refined experience.

DOubt creeps in when you find out the Hanvon’s price tag though. At nearly $900 (in China) is this a viable product with a huge market waiting for it in North America?

Written by Toby Leftly

Toby is a Mac nerd, a hardware nerd and a web nerd, rolled into one. You can find him at accentmedia.ca or on Twitter.

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  • Looks like it’s right on par with the i- *snicker* Pad. I’ll take one Microsoft.

  • A Google tablet will be a MUCH better competitor to the iPad than any “Windows” pad

    The point is… Windows is behind. All they’re doing is trying to do something on par with Apple. Is that a successful business model at all? IMHO, at least Google is taking Android into its own niche… I’d much, much rather see what Google can do with a tablet computer than Microsoft.

  • Aaron Beasley

    I have to agree with AevumDesign. Android is much more suited for a tabled PC then any version of Windows. I will look forward to seeing some of the Android tablets.

  • From watching this video it makes it extremely clear that the iPad is sleeker and far easier to operate. Microsoft haven’t released a mobile operating system, it is barely designed for touch screen as it is. I don’t have much against this device as a whole and fair enough you could accomplish more on it, but why? Apple have it right, the computer will not be replaced for years to come! They have built a device for reading and watching and socialising on the internet, windows have made a computer touchscreen…. no need.

  • “From watching this video it makes it extremely clear that the iPad is sleeker and far easier to operate.”

    You must have been watching a different video, FanBoy.

    The PC tablet did almost all tasks faster that the iPad when started at the same time, and it clearly has more fiunctionality and features/hardware (and probably Flash support, too).


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